The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.
Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall: Kroger, Jay–C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith’s. Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Kroger has removed these items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
Kroger is recalling the following items:
|Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels||0001111002127||Sell By: DEC0316 and DEC0416||3.5 oz|
|Kroger Sunflower Kernels||0001111061877||Sell By: DEC1116, DEC1316 and DEC1416||6 oz.|
|Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix||0001111089869||Sell By: MAR0917, MAR1017, MAR1117 and APR1117||14 oz.|
Customers who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am EST and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EST.
Similar Sunflower Recalls: Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds Sold at Ohio Market District Stores, Brown & Haley Issues Voluntary Recall; supplier, SunOpta, has notified the companies of possilbe contamination.
Update: Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes, , Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Sunflower Kernel Products, TreeHouse Foods issues Voluntary Recall